The Wisconsin Green Party Spring 2021 newsletter is here!
Read the latest on what the WIGP has been up to, including Spring elections, our Spring Gathering, opposition to F-35s in Wisconsin and the Point Beach Nuclear Plant license extension, WI Conservation Congress, Turtle Mascot Contest and more!
Wisconsin Conservation Congress Vote Today, Monday, April 12th
The Wisconsin Conservation Congress is a unique body of elected delegates publicly funded by the State to give Wisconsinites more input on issues significant to the Natural Resources Board and DNR. Each Spring, there is a public hearing including elections and citizen input on questions posed by the DNR, advisory committees, and from citizens. This year, there will be no hearing in person, but from April 12 at 7PM the citizen input will be open for your votes online for 72 hours from that time. Greens have supported two advisory questions appearing in Milwaukee, Dane, and Ashland Counties for the Conservation Congress to support a Green New Deal, and to improve the democratic organization of the WCC through additional District Leadership Council membership based on population. A variety of anti-mining and other questions of environmental concern will also be on the ballot in all counties. In order to see the questions, and participate in the online public hearing questions, please follow the link: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/about/wcc/springhearing
The Wisconsin Green Party 2021 Spring Gathering state membership meeting will be held on Saturday April 17, 2021. The theme of the gathering will be "A Party for Working People" and we're excited to welcome special guest speaker Howie Hawkins, union worker, lifelong activist, Green Party US co-founder and 2020 Green Presidential nominee.
The Wisconsin Green Party has a decades-long track record of helping elect some of the most progressive local officials in the country. All our candidates pledge not to take a cent of corporate campaign money. Together we've shown that people-powered campaigns can take on big money and win.
The Wisconsin Green Party stands with Physicians for Social Responsibility in opposing the proposed license extension for Point Beach Nuclear Plant in Two Rivers, Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan.
We call on concerned citizens to submit written opposition in public comment to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Wednesday 3/3 before 10:59 pm about environmental and safety concerns regarding the Point Beach nuclear reactors.
The Wisconsin Green Party has endorsed James O'Neill for Baraboo School Board. James is a parent, IT professional, small business owner, activist, and lifelong learner. In his own words, he is running because "As a Human Right education is the most important thing we invest our time and money in because it forms the universal bedrock for equality, creativity, innovation, progress, peace, class mobility, and the ability of individuals to pursue a fulfilling life and to be able to make a difference within Humanity."
James is running for Baraboo School Board on a platform of empowering and supporting parents, empowering and supporting teachers, increasing transparency, reducing socioeconomic inequality, and ending destruction of education through government. The Wisconsin Green Party encourages Baraboo voters to learn more about James O'Neill and support his campaign for Baraboo School Board.
Four Lakes Green Party announces slate of endorsements for Madison Common Council in April 2021 election
The Four Lakes Green Party has announced a slate of candidate endorsements for Madison Common Council in April 2021 elections. The Four Lakes Greens chose Patrick Heck and Benji Ramirez in District 2 (dual endorsement), Charly Rowe (D3), Brian Benford (D6), Juliana Bennett and Ayomi Obuseh (D8, dual endorsement), Nikki Conklin (D9), Tessa Echeverria (D12), Brandi Grayson (D14), Grant Foster (D15), and Rebecca Kemble (D18) as the best candidates to advance Green values of grassroots democracy, social justice, nonviolence, and ecological sustainability on the Madison Common Council.Read more
Wisconsin Green Party Co-Chair Jo' Nathan Kingfisher was recently interviewed on the podcast You Don't Have to Yell. Watch the interview on Youtube:
For some of you the name Alex Brower might ring a bell. If so, that is because Brower was, not too long ago, endorsed by the Milwaukee Greens to run for City of Milwaukee Comptroller on a socialist platform including municipalizing our energy system, which is currently owned and controlled by the monopoly, We Energies. Alex Brower is a fine organizer in many spaces, and he has decided to run for Milwaukee School Board this spring 2021.
While these positions may seem completely different to each other, Brower not only has experience in finance and banking which made him such a fantastic comptroller candidate, but also has a history with MPS. Alex Brower was formerly a substitute teacher in the schools, became a union president, and even went on a hunger strike to secure healthcare benefits for substitute teachers. A carryover from his comptroller campaign, Alex Brower still holds in his platform that private voucher and charter schools need to be held accountable. He has helped to keep public funding for public use by thwarting the privatization of public school jobs, and would continue that fight.Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday February 11, 2020
Contact: Dave Schwab, Four Lakes Green Party, [email protected]
The Four Lakes Green Party has voted to endorse Nikki Conklin and Rebecca Kemble for Madison Common Council in the upcoming primary on Tuesday February 16. Conklin, running in District 9 on the far West side of Madison, and Kemble in the North side’s District 18, were chosen unanimously as the best candidates to advance Green values of grassroots democracy, social justice, nonviolence, and ecological sustainability in their hotly contested Common Council races.Read more